A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Lee Chandler is a brooding, irritable loner who works as a handyman for a Boston apartment block. One damp winter day he gets a call summoning him to his hometown, north of the city. His brother's heart has given out suddenly, and he's been named guardian to his 16-year-old nephew. As if losing his only sibling and doubts about raising a teenager weren't enough, his return to the past re-opens an unspeakable tragedy.Written by
In Australia, the film was originally passed MA-15+ uncut, however the distributors opted to re-edit the audio and cut the length of the film, in order to remove every use of the term 'c-t' and 'motherf--er'. Following these changes the film was later re-classified and the rating was lowered to 'M'. See more »
If the rating was based on a total of five stars, I would have given the movie two stars, for TOO long, TOO boring and TOO depressing. Since its a ten star rating system I gave it five stars because their were some good performances, notably Michelle Williams and Lucas Hedges. You can certainly see Matt Damon's influence in the film, as the nephews character seems an awful lot like Damon's character in Good Will Hunting with his rapid fire, wise ass responses to almost everything he's asked. Casey Affleck's character grew old after the first half hour and I kept hoping it would evolve. Instead I just kept looking at my watch wishing the time would go by faster. I honestly can't see what all the hype is about.
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